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post #1 of 13 Old 05-11-2011, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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split / broken throttle assembly, seen this? safe?

Hi,

I was taking photos of my front end after raising the forks 11mm, and noticed that my throttle assembly seems to have split apart (see photo). I took it off, opened it up, examined things, and there weren't any issues or obstructions... just seems like the plastic warped. It feels pretty secure when giving some gas, i didn't notice it until just now so I'm not sure how long it's been this way.

Has anyone seen this happen before? Thoughts on whether I should get it replaced? Are there any upgrades I should consider if I get a new one?

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 13 Old 05-11-2011, 05:53 PM
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My guess is your aftermarket grips were incorrectly installed.

If it came with different sized cams, you used one too large.

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My guess is your aftermarket grips were incorrectly installed.

If it came with different sized cams, you used one too large.
hey mike, thanks for your response. that's the stock cam, didn't change anything there. If i unscrew things, I can close that end but the oposite corner will split open a bit.. does that make sense? it really seems like the plastic warped.

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If you are re-installing the throttle housing on the stock bars you have align a locating pin into a hole in the handlebar (see attachment). Those look like aftermarket bars, did you drill a hole for the locating pin or grind the pin off? Could be why it won't come together completely.
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post #5 of 13 Old 05-11-2011, 10:24 PM
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post #6 of 13 Old 05-11-2011, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hey, yup. i filed off the pin when I put on the bars. the assembly goes around the bar fine, and when i put those bars on three years ago I didn't notice anything wrong. i guess this isn't a common thing, huh?

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post #7 of 13 Old 05-11-2011, 11:00 PM
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Have you taken the assembly off and done a quick visual inspection?

I know on the turn-signal side, I had a screw back out. While that didn't cause separation, it did cause the turn signal to not return and coulda jammed it.

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Isn't there two different length screws for the throttle casing? Maybe they got switched?

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Isn't there two different length screws for the throttle casing? Maybe they got switched?
Not sure about the throttle casing but the signal casing has 2 screw lengths and if you switch them by mistake you end up with a screw end poking a hole in the signal casing...dont ask me how I know.

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post #10 of 13 Old 05-12-2011, 12:38 AM
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That's seriously retarded. Check both screws are in there!

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post #11 of 13 Old 05-12-2011, 09:43 AM
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The peril of not replacing this setup is pretty damn lofty, so my final offer is replace as required to bring up to OEM spec.

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Thanks, Bigdaa, you're probably right, it's cheap enough to just replace it.

It seems ridiculous, so to be sure, I took it apart and put it back together again today, screws are right, no obstructions... it really just seems like the plastic warped?

Anyway, I'm looking for new ones on Ebay. Any suggestions other than stock? Thanks again all.

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post #13 of 13 Old 05-12-2011, 02:13 PM
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Off the bars, are you able to clamp it together cleanly?

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